42 U.S. Code § 16254 - Regional bioeconomy development grants
(a) In general
Using amounts made available under subsection (g), the Secretary of Agriculture (referred to in this section as the “Secretary”) shall make available on a competitive basis grants to eligible entities described in subsection (b) for the purposes described in subsection (c).
(b) Eligible entities
An entity eligible for a grant under this section is any regional bioeconomy development association, agricultural or energy trade association, or Land Grant institution that—
(c) Regional bioeconomy development association grant purposes
A grant made under this section shall be used to support and promote the growth and development of the bioeconomy within the region served by the eligible entity, through coordination, education, outreach, and other endeavors by the eligible entity.
(d) Matching funds
(1) In general
Grant recipients shall provide matching non-Federal funds equal to the amount of the grant received.
The Secretary shall establish such administrative requirements for grants under this section, including requirements for applications for the grants, as the Secretary considers appropriate.